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2006 Audi A4 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUDF78E86
Audi tech, please help on this baby, car came in with a long crank & loss power problem. Replace engine speed sensor, now the car won't even start, sway back old sensor, same issue. Erase dtc, only fault back is p0321-engine speed sensor. Replace a factory eng... Trouble codes: P0321, P2293, P0642
2008 Audi A6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAH74F58
Hello Audi Techs, This car is back for a second time for these codes and we measured the resistance of each injector like it instructs on the Diagnostic test sheet. We get a reading of 1.9 ohms on each injector. The test plan say 12 to 13 ohms. this is out of ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfires), P0266 (Fuel Injector 2 Contribution/ Balance Fault)
1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L HVAC system VIN: WBAGJ6326S
I am kind of at a loss with this. Fuses are good, however the information I have is extremely limited and not overly helpful unfortunately. Alldata references IHKA diagnostics performed via scan system, mine will pull codes out of the IHKA only. No diagnostics...
2003 BMW 325xi 2.5L air flow not cold enough VIN: WBAEU33443
this car came in with only half a charge of freon so I recovered, evac and recharged it thinking all is well. that is not the case. freon pressures are good at approx 200/30, rad fan runs ok. evap temp thru scanner gets only gets down to about 41 degrees then ...
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Accessories VIN: WBAWB73537
I have this 2007 BMW 335i with the navigation system not working nor the radio, the screen is out or dead. I already checked all the fuses for the radio and navigation system all checked good. Before pulling the navigation screen out or the radio. Is this a de...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56755
if i unplug the vent valve and add power and ground to close the system holds presure no smoke present problem is i can not comand vent valve or purge valve with tech 2 or any other scanner keeps saying advanced evap failure and will not command no other codes... Trouble codes: P0445
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L Cylinder #3 and 1 VIN: 1G1JF12T6T
First thank for take the time to read my post. This car have P0342, P1133 and P0300 code, Cylinder #3 constant misfire and Cyl #1 intermittent misfire, another mechanic replace the cat and spark plug, this car only have two coils, when I move the coils and the...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L A/C, Bcm, Pcm VIN: 2CNDL63F06
Just purchased vehicle two weeks ago from a customer. Was in a while ago (2 months ago) for a no start which ended up being fuel pump fuse. Last Saturday the rear wiper started all on it's own - I pulled the relay, the next day it was fine. Next the power door...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L seat heaters VIN: 1GCJK33D07
Hi all, my customers stated seat heaters will only stay on for a few seconds then shut off. The seat memory works great as does all other seat functions. If the heater is engaged while the seat is moving it will stay on until the seat stops and after about fiv...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L clunking noise VIN: 3A4FY58B16
This PT has a clunking noise going over bumps, sounds like left front. A couple of times when jacking at left front I could hear the clunk it seemed like the control arm or the stabilizer. I removed the stabilizer and there was no noise going over the bumps. C...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L clutch VIN: 1B7HC13Y9Y
car came in originally for throw out bearing problem. had come apart. sold complete clutch set and was gone for 2 months. came back with hydraulic line separated where the quick connect is at slave line. customer declined repair we bought vehicle. the throw ou...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L Interior VIN: 2D8HN54X98
customer stated a few days ago wipers and dash went crazy with door locks etc... Scan tipm get code u0010. Can not communicate with any other interior module. If i scan d/s door module solus says no communication, back out to go to next module solus kicks you ...
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L Differential VIN: 1D7HU18288
this pickup came in with no 4wd.we tested and replaced front differential lockup made the 4wd try to work but service 4wd light came on.Retested and chose to replace transfer case motor.Bought motor from dealership installed it and nothing that has...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Egr VIN: 1FTEE14Y6M
Initially performed kore test with snap on scanner and had codes 327,328 and 332, replaced evp sensor and eliminated codes 327 and code 332,code 328 returned, tested v ref, ground and return all in specs,applied vacuum to egr valve and engine will almost die s...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Vehicle was towed in with cranks/no start condition. Found broken timing belt,replaced belt,tensioner etc. but was unable to start due to engine damage. Installed used engine (70K)timing belt,tensioner,idler,water pump,spark plugs,crank sensor etc. Replacement...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L noise like a rod VIN: 1FTPX14535
thanks everyone who reads this and if you have any ideas I would appreciate any help or advise. please read history 1st,got the truck back to see if we can find the noise, noise sounds like a slight rod noise, it also made noise with the 5-20 oil in it too. ch...
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L right rear caliper VIN: 1FMDK05137
vehicle came in for used car check, customer stated needs bake work and traction control light on. test drove, brakes grinding NO traction control light. inspected brakes. front rotors badly rusted, pads worn out but normal. left rear worn to metal. right abou...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: 1FTSW21R88
To my fellow ford techs (or those former ford techs like myself) - does anyone have any information regarding the p016b dtc? it does not appear in any ford pc/ed manual. I googled it, with no helpful results. This vehicle is put in forced limited power mode (l... Trouble codes: P016B
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Dpf VIN: 1FTSW21R38
Truck is setting P2002 Particulate filter efficiency code. No other codes. Truck does not go into a limp mode, but will set this code after about 15miles of driving.
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L exhaust VIN: 1FTWW3BR1A
Hi guys this one making me scratch my head. Is a used trunk traded in. have a 2010 ford f350 with 6.4l, truck starts right up runs smooth no missfire at all. after a 5 min test drive starts bellowing white and blue smoke so bad i cant see behind me, acully got...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L Trailer brakes VIN: 1GTHK23668
I have a 08 2500 hd that is having trailer brake problems i scaned the system and there are no codes in the trailer brake module.when a trailer is hooked to the truck it will not reconize it on the display and when i check power on the blue wire coming out the...
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96684
This Civic has a trouble code p0497: EVAP system low purge flow. I found a 0.0 volt reading in live data from the FTPS (fuel tank pressure sensor). Upon testing, I have confirmed that the sensor is good. Fuel filler cap removed, KOEO, there should be 2.5 volts... Trouble codes: P0497 (Evap system low purge flow)
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L Misfire VIN: KM8SB82B01
Could use a little help with this 01 Hyundai Santa Fe with the 2.4 4 cylinder engine. Car runs great when it's cold but once it warms up, we're losing one coil pack which of course takes out two cylinders. It sets PO350 code. I've tried switching coils (they a... Trouble codes: P0350
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L abs VIN: SAJNV4846K
Hello Group, This Jag has a hard brake pedal,no brake assist and a slight pull to the left.No warning lights on.Teed in a pressure guage between the hydraulic pump and accumulator and have 170 Bar.Step on pedal a few times and pressure drops 10 bar,pump comes...
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Compressor Actuator VIN: SALAE254X7
Installed 2nd new compressor, 2 ozs oil drained out, 2 more new in, oil drained out of compressor clean, bright, no contamination. Evacuate and charge, blew cold about 1 hour through several key cycles. Brought back in shop, put bottom covers back on...has not...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDB1070461
This car is not an 86 . IATN did not recognize the vin. It is a 1984 500sl euro car that has been federalized. I am looking for a wiring diagram for the fuel control computer . It had a bad frequency vale that was sticking open and a failed O2 sensor. Now tha...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Convertible Top VIN: WDBLK65G2Y
Hey guys, I have a CLK320 here with a non functioning top. Unlatch top, lift 5-10" Pull switch and monitor light. Light begins to flash. Scan computer for trouble Codes B1560-002 time out due to left locked limit switch. Here is the weird part. On the da...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, loss of throttle res VIN: WMWRE33414
Greetings, I have this mini in the shop that intermittently loses throttle response. There are zero codes in the computer. I checked codes with two different scanners and obdII generic. It usually happens shifting into 2nd around 30mph but not always. Don't kn...
2004 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29874
I got this two secondary air faults,p0491 and p0492. I removed the secondary air pump hose and activated the pump, it has good air flow, than I installed a vacuum gauge in line with air valve.When activating the secondary air valve with Pwis the gauge cycles o... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2005 Smart Fortwo Pulse .8L A/C Lines VIN: WMEAJ00F75
Hello everyone in Tech-Land. I have an 05 Smart fortwo that is leaking refrigerant from the a/c line coupler O rings just ahead of the trans axle running parallel to the body. One question ... how does one remove the black donut shaped device which goes around...
2002 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Surge VIN: JF1SF63592
extreme idle response with the a/c on. no problem with a/c off. the idle will surge over 1600 rpms at idle in park when the compressor kicks on . slow to return to 1000 rpms . in drive it feels like the cruise is on . both cables at the throttle body have slac...
2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L engine overheated VIN: 4S4BP62CX6
Out of town customer towed in after severe overheating. No compression, removed plugs & coolant present in cylinders. Add coolant in radiator, immediately runs out back two cylinder holes. Obviously blown heads. I've been doing auto repair for 30-yrs and polic...
1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JS3TD62V3X
Engine is making noise out of Timing Chain area. I am wondering if when you do these you need to pull engine or if any one has been able to quiet these chains down with out the 17hrs flat rate to do. Also who makes the most reliable kit. Thank you for taking ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R2Y
customer came in with emmissions failure. p0420. i replaced cats verified fuel trims and car went out. came back a month later with p1135, p1130,(afr heater circuit failure) p0171 (lean bank 1). replaced sensor ratios went to normal. soon after the converter c... Trouble codes: P0420
2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L a/c VIN: 5TDZT38A34
Vehicle came in for a/c check.Pretty new looking compressor.Rattling like crazy and high pressures indicated restricted condenser.Performed major a/c overhaul replaceing everything but the hoses.This thing doesn't cool worth a crap and my high side is at 300 a...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L vacuum pump leaking oil VIN: 3VWSF71K06
hey vw guys and vw gals! need a little repair info from your vw experience. please, experienced answers only. I've got an '06 jetta with the 2.5 bgp engine. looks like the brake vacuum pump is leaking oil. alldata says 1.5 hrs with manual trans, 6.2 with auto....
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Compressor VIN: YV1LS554XW
Car is in for no AC. Compressor isn't plugged in. Can't find the connector or pigtail. Don't have another one in the shop to look at. Alternator looks to be a year old, so thinking someone unplugged the compressor for access. Three of us have looked, cannot fi...
2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1TS90D9Y
I am working on this 2000 Volvo S80. Customer said it has been sitting for awhile, has a coolant leak, and running rough. Coolant leak is coming from on of the heater hoses. Check engine light was on. On original Scan got the following codes 3503 - Misfire 352... Trouble codes: 9400 (Brake Pedal Sensor), 3503 (Misfiring), 3523 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 2910 (Front Heated Oxygen Sensor B2 Heating)
2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L Unknown VIN: YV1VW27594
hi guys i need some help i have this 2004 volvo v40 with code p0101 air flow /po107 boost sensor low so i change the air flow code pending also the the boost drive the car codes comes back have 5volt and ground any help thank you
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Cem VIN: YV4CZ98248
i got stumble on this fault, i have vida subscription and trying to replace CEM, now i fixed the new cem and the whole dash light was not coming on, now i log in to vida and get in the vin and purchase reload file, and the file i got is 9438273, i want to know...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start
After more investigation we found that the immobilized was faulty and had to have it towed to Audi because my scanner would not communicate. Thanks everyone for your knowledge.
2003 Audi TT 1.8L Obd 2 plug VIN: TRUTC28N63
Pin 7 is k line on this car,I told customer that I need time to start unplugging modules and he declined the work. However I was able to reset the service light manually trough the inst. cluster. The procedure: Turn on ign. turn off turn on ign. again...
2006 BMW M5 5.0L Engine VIN: WBSNB93526
We bled the system about 5 times to see if we could make any headway but the customer declined further repairs. Sorry guys and girls. I was hoping to find this one. Erick [...] oil line is a relatively large job to do. I wish he would have bought the pump whil...
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1BL52P2T
first off thanks to all that replied. well i cant say this car is 100% fixed. i checked and rechecked everything i could think of, and also some of the suggestions. while i was checking for misfires the cel came on code was for ox sens b1s1 heater. go figure ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L No Start, Misfire, hard start VIN: 1GCFC29U0X
I did a top engine cleaning. The truck only acted up once while I had it. Returned to customer and he has not been back or called with an update. I think the valve were very carboned and causing starting and misfire cold. Thanks for the help.
2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T71
thank all of you guys i change the fuel pump and the filter problem fix thank all of you guys
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Pedal VIN: 1GNFK16T52
Thank you to all who replied, this was a tough one, did pressure testing and then physical inspections, after all was said and done and i reroad tetsed the symtom returned but this time the rear wheel were dragging. on further inspection found that there was a...
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Idole in geer VIN: 1GNSKJE78D
Hello Thanks for everyone's help The truck is getting worse on a small uphill it did not hold the truck drive or reverse it is slowly leaning back. I did not found any updates so decided to drop the transmission. At first look we did not found anything ,o...
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L VIN: 1C3LC55R88
thanks all for great replies. this one needs a new radio.owner declined repairs due to the fact that this would be second radio in so few miles. Module failure message can be in antenna or radio, basicaly with chrysler test antenna plugged in message module fa...
2008 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Left front suspension VIN: 2C3LA63H28
The fix for this one was the tension strut. Although we could find no perceivable play in the joint even off the vehicle. We did pull the boot off and the socket was dry. Thanks for all the replies.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L No Crank, No Comm. VIN: 1D7HA18D13
Thanks for the advice fellas, but sadly this truck is leaving still broken. I was able to determine that the 5V reference is missing when the truck will not crank. It stayed this way long enough to disconnect all 5V sensors- 5V remained missing. Hooked everyth... Trouble codes: P1618 (Sensor Reference Volts Erratic), P2106 (Forced Limited Power).
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L 3rd & 4th gear errors VIN: 3D7KS19D96
Well sad to say I wasn't able to fix this one. From everything I could tell, and from the suggestions I recieved it appears as though there is an external control problem causing it to fail...but the other shop claims to have replaced everything external that ...
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Accessories VIN: 1D3HV13T79
No Real information to help fix this. It looks like you can get an exchange unit for big $$$. More than $2000 here in Canada. I think customer will live with it or try an aftermarket deck
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Gear engagement, downshift VIN: 2FMDA5241Y
My friend is still not sure if he will buy it or not, the current owner is out of town. If he ends up buying it, he says that he will drive it until it breaks down. If things go that way, I may follow the diagnostic procedures outlines in the service manual an...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR15EX3
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V37
Thanks to all. lots of great info. Turns out #1 cylinder had a broken valve spring.
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Abs System VIN: 1GKFK66U73
OK so this is what happen after having the ABS module programed some how the Master Pressure sensor contact didn't connect right they tend to move and short out to the next contact so i inspected the old module and sure enough the contact were all mingle toget...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L compressor VIN: WDBUF56J86
thanks to everyone that helped sent car to dealer was a bad compressor. just need second opinion customer did not think the compressor was bad.
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L cylinder VIN: 5N1ED28Y61
2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Suspension VIN: 1N4AL21E19
Thank you for all of the replies. I replaced the strut mount assemblies and the noise is gone. It would be interesting to see how many of these have the same problem with the safety recall that is available.
2013 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L R side air bag VIN: JTEZU5JR5D
Thanks to all that responded. This vehicle hasn't returned so will update this when I do the repair.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK29M61
Thanks again for all the help we took Stanley s advice from Pennsylvania and replaced the overlay harness from the throttle body to the pcm. Since this vehicle had already had a lot done to it this seemed like a cost effective repair. The customer understands ... Trouble codes: 17972 (Throttle actuator J388 under voltage during basic setting P1564), 17551 (Load calculation cross check upper limit exceeded P1143).
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L A/C clutch coil VIN: 3VWCD21C12
Thank you to all who responded. We ordered another nit from another supplier (still a BEHR brand, just different supplier) in case there was possibly a bad batch of clutch coils sent to one supplier. We did not bench test it on arrival as it was suggested th...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mil VIN: 3VWSA69MX5
Replaced the Sensor and it fixed the issue. Sorry it took so long, had to wait for the part to come in, than I had to wait for the customer to get back in town.
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